Monthly Archive for: ‘1 year ago’

Ballymaloe House – Shanagarry, Cork, Ireland

Ballymaloe House – Shanagarry, Cork, Ireland

The Best of Irish Country Life and Good Eating A rambling 19th-century house built into the ruins of a medieval …

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Longueville House – Mallow, Cork, Ireland

Longueville House – Mallow, Cork, Ireland

Every Day a Home-Grown Feast Some claim chef William O’Callaghan is the most important force working in the Irish kitchen …

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Assolas Country House – Kanturk, Cork, Ireland

Assolas Country House – Kanturk, Cork, Ireland

One of the Best for Peace, Quiet, and Good Food Winner of the much-coveted National Gardens Award, the postcard- perfect …

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Kinsale – Cork, Ireland

Kinsale – Cork, Ireland

A Charming Seaport as Culinary Capital In yesterday’s gastronomically challenged Ireland of corned beef and cabbage, seaside Kinsale’s role as …

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Dromoland Castle – Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare, Ireland

Dromoland Castle – Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare, Ireland

Magnificent Microcosm of History Splendid ancestral home to one of the few native Gaelic families of royal blood, Dromoland Castle …

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Cork Jazz Festival – Cork, Ireland

Cork Jazz Festival – Cork, Ireland

Heavenly Music and Food Ireland’s number two city hosts the country’s number one jazz festival during a fall weekend before …

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Blarney Castle and Bunratty Castle – Blarney (Cork) and Bunratty (Clare), Ireland

Blarney Castle and Bunratty Castle – Blarney (Cork) and Bunratty (Clare), Ireland

A Tale of Two Castles Visit Ireland and not kiss the Blarney Stone? Not if you want to obtain that …

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Tintern Abbey –  Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales

Tintern Abbey –  Monmouthshire, South Wales, Wales

Wordsworth’s Beloved 12th-Century Ruins You will find among the woods,” wrote one of the residents of Tintern Abbey, “something you …

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Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse – Laugharne, South Wales, Wales

Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse – Laugharne, South Wales, Wales

A Shrine to Wales’s Most Renowned Bard Up on the hill in St. Martin’s churchyard, in the refreshingly uncommer­cialized town …

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Hay-on-Wye Festival and Llangoed Hall – Hay-on-Wye and Llyswen, South Wales, Wales

Hay-on-Wye Festival and Llangoed Hall – Hay-on-Wye and Llyswen, South Wales, Wales

Two Oases for the Mind and Body This compact little border town in the Black Mountains claims to be the …

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